The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

One of APSAD Council’s important annual responsibilities is to select the James Rankin Orator.

The James Rankin Oration is an annual oration held since 1990 as part of the APSAD Conference and honours a significant contributor to research, practice, and or policy in Australasian alcohol and drugs.

The Oration is named in honour of APSAD’s first President Professor James Rankin who established the first medically-based combined clinical and academic program for the treatment and of study for alcoholism in Australia at St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne in 1964.

We are delighted to announce Prof Amanda Baker will deliver this year's James Rankin Oration as part of the 2016 APSAD Conference. 

For further information regarding The James Rankin Oration click here 

Amanda Baker   President